The festive party season is well and truly upon us! I myself will be attending a work Crimbo do on Friday night – woo woo – which will, due to my being a fully employed human, involve a super speedy make-up top-up at my desk in the hopes of rejuvenating my everyday face and transforming it into something a bit more pizazzy.
So, for those of you who are likely to find themselves in a similar situation – I should also add that I will be working in the office on New Year’s Eve and am therefore likely to whip this technique out on that occasion as well – I thought I would put together my five tip top make-up products that will help you to achieve this desk to dancefloor beauty transformation.
First up, get yourself a good concealer (I’m currently loving the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer in Light ($25)) and a buffing brush of some kind. Before applying any concealer, use the buffing brush to re-blend the product that you already have on your face. I don’t know about you but my make-up often tries to make a bid for freedom throughout the day and giving it all a good blend with a brush tends to leave it looking a whole heap more put together. Then, apply concealer and blend in to any bits that you’re eager to cover up.
Moving on to the eyes – the key aspect of the look in my opinion. First of all, I like to smoke things up slightly with the least amount of fuss and miss possible. Enter the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon ($43), a super simple, but incredibly effective, eye option which allows you to create a beautifully smokey bronze eye in just a quick swipe and smudge. Easy as that.
To add a bit more drama, I think opting for a quick cat-eye flick can work wonders – if you feel totally comfortable with wielding a liquid eyeliner in the office that is. I remain a bit undecided if I’m honest! The Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner ($20) is probably the most fool-proof option I’ve come across if you do fancy giving it a go. Last up, a few lashings of mascara, and you’re ready to roll.
Unless of course you fancy adding in step number five, the bold berry lip, which is to some an absolute essential when it comes to completing your festive shindig face. I personally like to rely on an old favourite when it comes to lip colour, the Kate Moss x Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 30 ($5), because I know it will a) work with whatever other beauty products that I have opted for and b) last throughout the evening without creasing awkwardly or smudging all over my face the minute I try to gobble down a few canapes.
So, there you have it, as easy as 1,2,3… and 4 and 5.